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Santo Tomas Hotel

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Outdoor pool, open 8 AM to 10 PM, sun loungers
Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds | Premium bedding, in-room safe, free cribs/infant beds, free WiFi
Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed | Premium bedding, in-room safe, free cribs/infant beds, free WiFi

Overview of Santo Tomas Hotel

Santo Tomas Hotel

3.0 star property

8.2/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
7th Avenue, between 3rd and 5th Street, San José, San Jose, 10101

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMorazan Park2 min walk
  • Popular LocationNational Park8 min walk
  • Popular LocationRafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital9 min walk
  • AirportSan José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.)35 min drive

Room options

About this area

San José

Located in Carmen neighborhood, Santo Tomas Hotel is connected to a shopping center. National Center of Art and Culture and Jade Museum are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Mercado Central. Traveling with kids? Consider Simon Bolivar Zoo, or check out an event or a game at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as rafting.

What's nearby

  • Morazan Park - 2 min walk
  • Parque Espana - 3 min walk
  • National Center of Art and Culture - 6 min walk
  • National Park - 8 min walk
  • Rafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital - 9 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 11 min walk
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 35 min drive


  • Silvestre - 2 min walk
  • Alma de Amos - 2 min walk
  • La Estancia Argentina - 2 min walk
  • Restaurante y Bar Criollita - 2 min walk
  • ChuBBs - 4 min walk

About this property

Santo Tomas Hotel

3-star family-friendly hotel located in Carmen
Located close to National Center of Art and Culture and National Theater, Santo Tomas Hotel provides free breakfast (local cuisine), a rooftop terrace, and a garden. For some rest and relaxation, visit the hot tub, and indulge in hydrotherapy or a massage. In addition to a library and dry cleaning/laundry services, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • Swimming pool with a waterslide and sun loungers
  • Free self parking
  • An outdoor pool, express check-out, and luggage storage
  • A front desk safe, ATM/banking services, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the breakfast, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All 30 rooms have comforts such as premium bedding and laptop-compatible safes, in addition to perks like free WiFi. Guest reviews highly rate the comfortable rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and hair dryers
  • 37-inch HDTVs with premium channels
  • Free infant beds, ceiling fans, and daily housekeeping


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free secured, covered self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Onsite parking options include a garage

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast available daily
  • 1 restaurant

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Waterslide


  • ATM/banking services
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Computer station


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Rooftop terrace


  • Hydrotherapy
  • Massages


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Shared microwave
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Premium bedding


  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • 37-inch LCD TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels


  • Free local calls
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 10 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Pool access available from 8 AM to 10 PM
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Children under 8 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or spa tub without adult supervision

Property is also known as

Hotel Santo Tomas
Hotel Tomas
Santo Tomas Hotel
Tomas Hotel
Tomas Santo
Santo Tomas
Hotel Santo Tomas Costa Rica/San Jose

Frequently asked questions

Does Santo Tomas Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool access is from 8 AM–10 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at Santo Tomas Hotel?

As of Feb 4, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Santo Tomas Hotel on Feb 10, 2023 start from $62.01, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Santo Tomas Hotel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Santo Tomas Hotel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Santo Tomas Hotel?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Santo Tomas Hotel?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is Santo Tomas Hotel located?

This family-friendly San José hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of National Center of Art and Culture, National Theater, and National Park. Jade Museum and Spirogyra Butterfly Garden are also within 15 minutes. San Jose Atlantic Station is 11 minutes by foot and San Jose Fercori Station is 13 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Santo Tomas Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Santo Tomas Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Santo Tomas Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.



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8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great little gem in San Jose. Owner Thomas is friendly and informative. The staff is also friendly and helpful. Car park is very secure.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I was very happy with our stay here. There is much more to the property than it appears from outside. The pool was wonderful (small but my 2 kids were the only ones in it so it was ok). Breakfast was good, all the staff were very friendly. The neighborhood is a little rough particularly after dark (which is when we arrived) but this is the case with most of downtown as just about everything shuts down by 5 or 6. We did walk out to dinner on the second night (with the kids) and did not feel unsafe. The same distance in the opposite direction would have been less pleasant though. The onsite parking was great. There is no climate control in the rooms but with 2 windows open for a cross breeze, it was fine (a wee bit noisy- but that's the city). Overall, I would definitely stay again!

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We stayed on and off at Hotel Santo Tomas for 14 days. Everything about this place is absolutely amazing. We could not have asked for a better place to call home for extended period of time and be comfortable to adventure out all over the country but know we could go back each day or spend a day away. Amazing suggestions for places to eat, visit, and things to do along the way. The breakfast included had options and was scratch made and fresh. Rooms were clean and all needs were meet above and beyond what was expected. Staff was so kind and thoughtful and willing to help with anything and everything. We will be staying here each time we need to head to San Jose and may even go just for this place.

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Super friendly staff, beautiful building! Lots of steps, though, and no elevator.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Great place to stay close to everything and great people.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

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Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff is extremely friendly. The atmosphere is very intimate. Thomas is very approachable, warm and humorous. Will be returning again.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Property is centrally located. Friendly and VERY accommodating staff.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Comfortable Stay
Good property that was comfortable. Surrounding area is a bit sketchy.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022